FRM Short Course

As evidenced by recent floods, flooding can cause significant economic damage and can result in fatalities and injuries.  Yet of all natural hazards, flood is the most manageable. 

This course is conducted by University of Technology, Sydney in conjunction with Floodplain Management Australia (FMA) and the NSW Government. 

Taught by industry professionals, including flood risk and emergency response management and land use planning experts from NSW Government, local government and consultancies, this course uses lectures and interactive tutorials to show how the development and implementation of plans to manage flood risk can reduce the impacts of flooding on the community and the built environment.

Documents such as the Handbook 7 Managing the Floodplain: Best Practice in Flood Risk Management in Australia and the New South Wales Government’s Floodplain Development Manual show how to better manage flood risks to the community and built environment and are a focus of this course.


Floodplain Risk Management is aimed at engineers, emergency managers and land use planners who are engaged in, or seeking to enter, the floodplain risk management industry in Australia and wanting to learn more about developing and implementing management plans considering best practice. It is also suitable for elected local government officials and community representatives on floodplain risk management committees seeking a background in floodplain risk management, flood mitigation, emergency management and land use planning issues.

The Short Course will be offered in the following blocks:

Introduction to Floodplain Risk Management - 8 August 2024

Effective Consideration of Flood Risk in Land Use Planning - 5 September 2024

Managing Flood Risk to Existing Properties - 10 October 2024


Mode: Online

Cost: $550 per block


For more information on each block and online registration, please visit the above links.